Professional Studies

Gain an understanding of organizational processes, effective communication, conflict management, and multicultural team building.

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Professional Studies, International Organizational Leadership Concentration, B.S.

The Professional Studies program helps students prepare for management positions in the fields of information technology, healthcare administration, or business communications. The program is particularly designed to be beneficial for working adults who need to earn a bachelor's degree.

This program concentration teaches about NGOs and non-profits, international law, political economy, intercultural communication, and international relations. The Professional Studies major can be completed online and consists of foundation courses in communications, statistics, supervision, organizational systems, organizational relations, and international context.

Three additional concentrations are available:

  • Health Administration focuses on classes in healthcare research, nursing leadership management, trends and issues in nursing healthcare, community health nursing, and international health.
  • Information Technology centers on software analysis, database management, data communications, and operating systems.
  • Organizational Leadership courses concentrate on public relations, psychology, business etiquette, human resources, and cultural diversity.


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The Organizational Leadership and International Organizational Leadership concentrations include a background for a variety of positions in the fields of business and communications.

Positions that prior students in these concentrations now work in include:

Organizational Leadership and International Organizational Leadership

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief information officer
  • Compliance director
  • Corporate recruiter
  • Director of quality systems
  • Director of strategic planning
  • Education administrator
  • Global trade expert
  • Health services manager
  • International team manager
  • Knowledge manager
  • Management analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Organization development consultant
  • Strategic planner of innovation
  • Strategy consultant
  • Talent manager
  • Vice president of human resources
  • Vice president of marketing

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Aerospace Testing Alliance
  • AllState Insurance
  • American Eagle Airlines
  • Bridgestone
  • Calsonic
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Fisk University
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Olin Corp.
  • United Healthcare
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Xerox




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